Friday, December 5, 2014

FACE-OFF FRIDAY: Shoes or No Shoes?

IT'S FACE-OFF FRIDAY!

Today, related to the question about uniforms, let's talk about footwear.

Some arts require one to be barefoot during training, others allow or even encourage shoes.

For the purpose of this discussion, let's skip the issue about street shoes on clean mats - let's assume any shoes on mats are mat shoes only (never worn outside).

I usually don't take a strong position on Face-Off Friday, but I'll state here that I am a shoe-wearer and a huge believer in wearing shoes, mainly because I have seen a toe broken when a disarm hit a bare foot.

But what do you think?

IS TRAINING BAREFOOT BETTER OR WORSE THAN TRAINING IN SHOES?